There’s only one sport that can make you famous all around the world – football! Who did know for Abramovich before Chelsea, or Sheikh Mansour before Manchester City, or Glazers before Manchester United? Well, just when they bought football clubs they became well known. Here are the ten richest club owners/shareholders.

Philip Anschutz
age: 70
nationality: American
estimated fortune: 4.97 billion euros
clubs: Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, USA
Last season LA Galaxy lost the title on penalties. One of the co-founders of the MLS League, he was the owner of five clubs.He inherits his father’s company, but subsequently increased manifold richness buying shares in the money and investing in real estate and railways.

Alisher Usmanov
nationality: Russian, Uzbek origins
estimated fortune: 5.1 billion euros
club: Arsenal, England ( stockholder )
Usmanov earns his money by working with steel, in telecommunications and in the money market. His battle with the Americans Stanley Kroenke, for majority control of shares in London’s Arsenal, last more than three years. Kroenke currently has 3.6 percent more shares.

John Fredriksen
age: 65
nationality: Cyprus, give up Norwegian
estimated fortune: 5.4 billion euros
club: Valerenga, Norway
Owns the largest fleet of tankers on world. As much as he hates to pay taxes, that much he likes football. That’s why he change his citizenship. Reportedly, declined to sell the villa in London for 142 million euros to Roman Abramovich. Medias claim he’s soon to buy a club in Premier League.

Francois Pinault
age: 74
nationality: French
estimated fortune: 6.1 billion euros
club: Stade Rennes, France
Wholesaler and scandal – master. Conflict with Gucci, investigation into the insurance company “Executive\s life” … darken the glow of this football lover. It’s believed to be the biggest collector of modern art in world. His company is co-owner of ” Puma”, ” Samsonite”, “Converse “…

Silvio Berlusconi
age: 74
nationality: Italian
estimated fortune: 6.39 billion euros
club: Milan, Italy
Scandal-guru! Simulated sex with a policewoman who put a sentence on one of the cars in his escort, said to Barack Obama “that’s he got well – tanned “, hired prostitutes for an orgy in his villa, sleeping with a minor daughter of his friend … but AC Milan was five times Europe’s champion.

Roman Abramovich
age: 44
nationality: Russian
estimated fortune: 8 billion euros
club: Chelsea, England
No longer a big spender like in the early days, Abramovic is shifting his interests in the business world away from oil and into Steel and Mining while hoping that this year will finally be the season that he seesChelsea win the Champions League after Ancelotti brought back the league title after three years finishing behind United.

Paul Allen
age: 57
nationality: American
estimated fortune: 9.3 billion euros
club: Seattle Sounders, USA
Co-founder of Microsoft, is also the owner of the club that set a record in a visit to on one game.Allen also owns the NFL club Seattle Seahawks. Beside that, he is known for having invented a program that monitors e-mails in outlook.

Amancio Ortega
age: 74
nationality: Spanish
estimated fortune: 17.7 billion euros
club: Deportivo la Coruna, Spain
Owner of the trade chain ” Inditex “ is the ninth richest man in the world. He is founder of ” Sara “, and the chain of the ” Inditex ” includes ” Massimo Dutti”, “Bershka”, “Stradivarius”, “Pool and bear”, “Oishi”…

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
age: 40
nationality: United Arab Emirates
estimated fortune: 19.7 billion euros
club: Manchester City, England
Rich in money and political power, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayen Al Nahyan is the biggest spender in the game, with 325 million pounds used on transfer deals in the last two seasons, bringing Tevez, Adebayor, Barry, Silva, Toure and many more to Eastlands. He bought the club for 210 million in August 2008 and seems willing to spend more in order to do to City what Abramovich did toChelsea , with rumors of something around 200 million pounds waiting to be put to good use in the transfer market. And for political power? Member of the UAE federal cabinet ; Married to Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, daughter. Not bad.

Lakshmi Mittal
age: 60
nationality: India
estimated fortune: 21.4 billion euros
club: Queens Park Rangers, Scotland
Steel again – Mittal, who owns 20% of QPR, is the boss of the World’s largest Steel maker, Arcelor-Mittal, his family’s company. Since last June he is richest Europe’s citizen, and he is voted for one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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